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svchost virus in SysWOW64

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#1 Ruskiyvix


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:16 AM

Recently I downloaded a file which proceeded to install a tonne of unwanted crap on my computer. I deleted most of it via Add or Remove programs, but after doing some digging I found something a bit worse.

In Task Manager, I see this:

If I check Services, I find this:
'Cloud service of Eqghclamecult' is probably not something that's supposed to be there.

So I went to remove it from SysWOW64 manually (as far as I know, the only svchost you're supposed to have is in System32).

Trying to remove it got me this:

Can't seem to change permissions in order to delete it, Windows Defender doesn't recognize it as a virus either.
I'm also getting a tonne of popup windows, most of which Firefox blocks from opening, but plenty still get through. They appear even when I click on a blank part of a webpage where no link is present.
So yeah, any help would be great :) Thanks

Edited by computerxpds, 22 January 2017 - 10:56 AM.
Moved to AII from Windows 10 support forum

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:54 AM

Please run AdwCleaner
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
Click on Scan to start the scan.
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.
If there are no malicious programs are found you will receive the following message.
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.

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#3 rarson


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

svchost.exe is a Windows process. The SysWow64 folder contains 32-bit system files, so it should be there.

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